Studio Visit: Film Composer JunkieXL
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Musician Tom Holkenborg works under the pseudonym JunkieXL and has created soundscapes for films like Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Black Mass, Dark Tower, and the upcoming Tomb Raider among many, many other projects...
Cool Hunting Video: Mark Mothersbaugh's Synth Collection
The bright green, circular building of Mutato Muzika in Los Angeles is easy to spot when cruising down Sunset Boulevard. But most people might not realize it contains the creative hub of Mark Mothersbaugh, a founding member of DEVO turned award-winning...
A Conversation with Composer Cliff Martinez
A Q&A with film score composer Cliff Martinez at Moogfest this year attracted a mix of curious festival attendees and die-hard fans—many of whom cared much more for Martinez's dark, ambient scores than the actual movie plots. The regular Steven...
Sundance 2014: Kathryn Bostic
A good score can unite a film, subtly enhancing key moments with flourishes to emotional beats or linking transitions elsewhere. There's a refined balance between making the music powerful enough to be felt and resonant, while providing something...
Studio Visit: Silas Hite
by Mya Stark Minds that are equally as agile in the realms of art and music are rare, but not unheard of. While most of the examples are musicians who dabble in visual art, there's the odd one like Tony Bennett whose paintings are in the collection...
Interview: Nico Muhly
Two years ago, composer Nico Muhly premiered his first full-scale opera with London's English National Opera. The critically acclaimed work, entitled "Two Boys," also became a commercial success, and now US audiences will have an opportunity to experience...